Awesome entries! Floorman, did you do that all with a displacement map or is it a bump map?
I was determined to get mine in this week. Nothing pretty from me... I am tired now. I was trying to model pretty fast to get it all done how I wanted to.
*Stand is not included in modeling time*
This is a first aid 'whiskey keg' that St. Bernard's would bring to trapped people on the mountains, the whiskey raising their body temperature until help arrived. At least, that's what I thought! Turns out the whiskey barrel was a myth that was created by a painter, who apparently invented the story and put it in his painting to create more interest. St. Bernard's were used often as rescue dogs but they never had a whiskey barrel around their necks
I really had fun with this one, turned out exactly how I wanted it even though I took way too long getting that strap right. Hopefully I can texture this, maybe tomorrow, but now it's time to sleep.
*EDIT* Updated shot to include beauty render & clay render. Did not change the model at all